Jun 16, 2015

Susanna Bauer Crochets Fallen Leaves Into Amazing 3D Artworks

 

Artist Susanna Bauer works with found natural objects like leaves, wood and stone; incorporating them with crochet in unique and unconventional ways. Born in Germany, the artist studied landscape architecture at Munich’s Technische Universität and art at London’s Camberwell College of Art. She currently calls Cornwall, UK, home.

In an ongoing series of 3D leaf artworks, Bauer delicately crochets dried (and uncoated) leaves. On her website she explains:

“I just work very carefully with very small hooks and needles… It took me a very long time to get to know the limits of the materials I work with. When I start a piece of work I have a fairly clear idea what a particular leaf or piece of wood will allow me to do, so thankfully breakages are very rare these days.”

 

Scott Rothstein of Hand/Eye magazine adds:

“Bauer’s focus is intense, particularly when she is working with threads and leaves. Her art is considered and deliberate, suggesting a concentration akin to meditation. Although small in scale, each transformed leaf becomes an engaging miniature sculpture. It is hard to look at these pieces and not be mesmerized. The idea that something so small, fragile and insignificant as a leaf becomes the foundation of a sculpture challenges expectations and holds the viewer’s attention.”

 

You can find a list of artworks currently for sale here and upcoming shows here. Bauer has a solo show at Lemon Street Gallery in Cornwall until 27 June 2015.

[via Colossal]

 

 

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Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale
Photograph by Simon Cook

 

 

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Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale
Photograph by Steve Tanner

 

 

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Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale

 

 

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Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale
Photograph by Steve Tanner

 

 

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Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale
Photograph by Simon Cook

 

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Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale
Photograph by Steve Tanner

 

 

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Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale
Photograph by Simon Cook

 

 

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3d leaf crochet by susanna bauer (8)

Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale

 

 

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3d leaf crochet by susanna bauer (6)

Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale
Photograph by Simon Cook

 

 

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3d leaf crochet by susanna bauer (10)

Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale

 

 

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3d leaf crochet by susanna bauer (11)

Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale
Photograph by Simon Cook

 

 

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3d leaf crochet by susanna bauer (1)

Artwork by SUSANNA BAUER
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Upcoming Shows | Works for sale
Photograph by Steve Tanner

 

 

 

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